Defence product training and certification

IFS partners with IT Works to deliver Aerospace & Defence product training and certification

High Wycombe, UK - 15th November 2012 - IFS™, the global enterprise applications company, has announced a partnership with specialist recruitment consultancy IT Works as a go-to-market channel for high-quality training in the use of IFS Applications in the UK. The partnership will initially cover the IFS Applications solutions for systems used in the Aerospace and Defence industry with further programmes to be offered later.

The partnership will enable IT Works to support the delivery and marketing of the product training and certification service from a number of major locations around the UK. IFS will be offering training for all of the modules required to complete two certification courses for aerospace & defense – Certified Functional Associate and Certified Technical Associate – and will be adding more courses to the catalogue next year.

Tim Bashall, Managing Director at IT Works, cited the opportunity to be part of the wider IFS community as a major factor in the decision to enter into the partnership. "IFS has always been a huge part of our overall strategy," commented Bashall. "IFS is a major industry player and we found that being aligned to the IFS product training in the use of their enterprise resource planning systems gave us an edge as a company."

Brendan Viggers, Head of Product Management, IFS aerospace and defence industry team, said: "We are excited to welcome IT Works to the IFS partner network. Product training & certification form a vital part of IFS global strategy for growth. By working with IT Works we have the opportunity to train and provide world-class IFS contractors."

About IT Works
IT Works was founded in 2004 by Managing Director, Tim Bashall and Sales Director, Darren Mills. In a world that demands flexible, creative and expert solutions to an unpredictable and rare skills market, we are now one of the UK's major niche IT and Business systems recruitment and talent management consultancies.

The company was founded on the principle of delivering specialist recruitment expertise within niche technical markets where key skills are hard to find. We work across multiple industries with a clear goal to become one of the top 50 recruitment businesses in the UK within the next 5 years. We are well on our way to delivering our goal and have become market leaders within many of our niche areas, not just as a result of our recruitment success but also because of our enviable reputation for market and industry expertise.

About IFS Defence
Aerospace and Defence is one of IFS’s targeted market segments. IFS Applications™ provides market leading, off-the-shelf, component based solutions that support Performance Based Logistics (PBL), Fleet Operator programmes and solutions for Defence Manufacturing, Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO), Asset & Fleet Management, Supply Chain Management and Product Lifecycle Management.

Defence customers include Navy, Army and Air Force solutions into the US, British and Norwegian DOD/MoD and military as well as the Eurofighter consortium. Commercial Aviation MRO shops and service operators include Aero-Dienst GmbH, Alitalia Maintenance Systems, Dyncor, K&L Microwave, Hawker Pacific, Ensign Bickford and Todd Pacific Shipyards. In addition, IFS provides solutions to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and integrators such as General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, BAE SYSTEMS, SAAB and GE Aircraft Engines.

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IFS Defence Press Contacts
Sharon Cade
Marketing Co-ordinator - IFS Defence
Phone: +44 (0)7715 749502

Claire Grant
IBA International - PR for IFS Defence
Phone: +44 (0)1780 721433

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